Looking to the Future

A Message from Richard C. Waters P’11

Chair, Board of Trustees

I’ve seen first-hand the incredible impact of Carroll’s work in my son’s life and that’s why I’m honored to serve as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. On behalf of everyone on the Board, I want to thank you for making If Not for Carroll such an extraordinary success.

As we look ahead to what’s next, the exceptional standard you’ve set for philanthropy will continue to fuel innovation, imagination, and inspiration for our faculty and students. Now that we know what’s possible, there’s no going back. 

Improving faculty compensation, increasing financial aid, and deepening our professional development in key areas, including educational technology and neuroeducation, must remain a strong focus for Carroll.

In the years to come, your investment in the Annual Fund and other long-term fundraising initiatives at Carroll will empower us to build a sustainable fiscal future, and to realize new opportunities as they arise.

With you, we can continue to lead the way, to advance our field, and to give each child what they most need throughout their time here… and beyond. It’s been an amazing five years, and there’s even more we can do with your support.

With your generosity, every big dream can be a reality.

Carroll isn’t like any other community I’ve been a part of. Other schools feel like a ‘nice to have’ to me now... and Carroll is a must. I can’t imagine not giving in some form or fashion, because I’ve experienced firsthand the way Carroll changes lives. Giving to the Annual Fund is integral to a healthy operating budget, and that budget is key to everything the faculty, staff, and administration do.

Jonathan Black P ’22
Trustee and Chair, Annual Fund

The confidence and skills I gained at Carroll transformed me literally overnight—I was free to become myself. I’m not sure I even realized how much changed, and how quickly, but it was because of Carroll that I am where I am today. I give to the Annual Fund because I experienced the power of what they do, and I know every dollar I give helps them do it.

Steve Baldini ’90

When I came back as a teaching assistant years after attending Carroll, I was envious of the kids I was teaching—we had learned so much in that short time about how to address learning differences! Targeted Cognitive Intervention (TCI) is something I’m particularly excited to contribute to as a donor, because I think it’s a prime example of how Carroll is continuing to lead the way.

John Bok ’06